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Securing trade mark registration is an important part of exporting. The last thing that an exporter wants is to have a dispute arise, jeopardising new distributor and customer relationships and potentially leaving goods stranded in a foreign country — unable to be sold or even seized.

trade mark registration in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates is among Australia’s top 20 export markets, with $3.9 billion in goods and $727 million in services exported annually. Unfortunately, trade mark registration in the UAE has hitherto been notoriously expensive and complex. For this reason, it’s great news that the UAE will be joining the Madrid Protocol international trade mark system from 28 December 2021, becoming its 109th member.

the madrid protocol

The Madrid Protocol is a centralised system for international trade mark registration, operated by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland. The UAE’s accession to the Madrid Protocol promises to streamline the registration process, making registration in the UAE more accessible for Australian businesses.

trade opportunities for australia

With AUSTRADE identifying export opportunities in the food and beverage, aviation and aerospace, and water solutions sectors, this should open plenty of opportunities, particularly in the food and beverage industry, where branding and product recognition is so important.

If any of the above raises questions, the IP team at Macpherson Kelley can assist you with all of your Australian and international domestic trade mark needs.

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UAE accedes to madrid protocol

30 September 2021
nils versemann

Securing trade mark registration is an important part of exporting. The last thing that an exporter wants is to have a dispute arise, jeopardising new distributor and customer relationships and potentially leaving goods stranded in a foreign country — unable to be sold or even seized.

trade mark registration in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates is among Australia’s top 20 export markets, with $3.9 billion in goods and $727 million in services exported annually. Unfortunately, trade mark registration in the UAE has hitherto been notoriously expensive and complex. For this reason, it’s great news that the UAE will be joining the Madrid Protocol international trade mark system from 28 December 2021, becoming its 109th member.

the madrid protocol

The Madrid Protocol is a centralised system for international trade mark registration, operated by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland. The UAE’s accession to the Madrid Protocol promises to streamline the registration process, making registration in the UAE more accessible for Australian businesses.

trade opportunities for australia

With AUSTRADE identifying export opportunities in the food and beverage, aviation and aerospace, and water solutions sectors, this should open plenty of opportunities, particularly in the food and beverage industry, where branding and product recognition is so important.

If any of the above raises questions, the IP team at Macpherson Kelley can assist you with all of your Australian and international domestic trade mark needs.